A Scare Your Soul Ambassador Immersion in the Sacred Valley

With optional Macchu Picchu extension 

With Scott Simon and Ann Averbach  

Are you ready to dive deep into the power of courage, reignite your soul, and become part of a circle of change-makers?

Join Scott Simon, founder of the global Scare Your Soul movement and renowned yoga instructor and Peru resident Ann Averbach, for a once-in-a-lifetime immersive retreat in the heart of Peru’s Sacred Valley.

This intimate, immersive journey is a call to passionate individuals, including solo travelers, who are ready to step boldly beyond their comfort zones, unlock their highest potential, and – should you wish – become Scare Your Soul Ambassadors. You’ll gain the tools, insights and support to return home and ignite positive change in your own communities.

The Experience & Key Benefits

The experience:

Thanks to Ann’s deep connections and long-term relationships in Peru, we will experience:

  • A  "Late Nite Art" inspired experience on the first evening to foster deep bonds with your fellow travelers
  • Daily insider-view cultural immersions and adventure excursions:
    • Traditional Andean Despacho ceremony 
    • Session on Andean cosmovision with Allyushi’s founder Ubaldo Puma, 
    • Immerse yourself in the Andean community quechua-speaking teacher
    • Traditional sweat lodge experience, 
    • A hike to high altitude lakes and small villages
    • Visit the Pisac archaeological site with Jesus Coca 
    • Special woodfired pizza dinner with amazing 4-person band
    • An ancestral musical healing experience - with Vicente Rayo - who was awarded one of Peru’s highest honors for musical significance (and visit to his home) 
    • Visit remote high-altitude community and experience the Peruvian weaving process from shearing alpaca to weaving on a backstrap loom   
    • Visits with local families 
    • Experience the Pisac markets, one the best locations for traditional handicrafts and alpaca goods in the country
    • Optional Andean plant medicine (whichuma) on a gorgeous hike  
  • Group courage workshops with Scott, diving into the Scare Your Soul principles, the science of courage, and how to spread the message in your own communities
  • Daily yoga, meditation and mindfulness practices led by Ann to ground and energize participants
  • Luxe accommodations and farm-to-table organic meals to nourish you from the inside out
  • Ample solo time for introspection, integration (and shopping!)
  • Pre-and post-retreat support and virtual ambassador training


  • A special track to become a certified Scare Your Soul ambassador, equipped with tools, support and inspiration to return home and ignite positive change in your life and others 
  • Unplug from the noise of daily life and reconnect to your truth, courage and potential
  • Unpack the stories or obstacles that may be holding you back and unleash your most authentic, passionate life
  • Experience the perfect balance of vibrancy, tranquility and adventure of Peru

This is a unique opportunity to unplug, challenge the stories holding you back, and unleash the courage to live your most vibrant, authentic life – all while becoming part of a global community of ambassadors.

You’ll return home transformed, with lifelong friends, an expanded sense of what’s possible, and the inspiration and tools to light up others with your courage.

Your Accommodations 

Your shared accommodations offer spacious and stunning views of the sacred valley and Apus.

Each room offers big comfy beds with all organic cotton linen and towels.

We create tailor made, conscious, farm to table cuisine just for you. We have experience catering to vegans, gluten free, raw vegan, and vegetarian diets and are happy to accommodate your special needs. I’m excited to share nourishing, grounding, medicinal meals to you during your stay. These ancient foods are a reminder of what it is to be fully connected to the land and the Andean landscape. You will be served native potatoes, flours made from yucca and chuno, kiwicha, quinoa, tarwi, cushuro, and purple corn as well as many other superfoods from these sacred lands.

Meet Your Facilitators:

Scott Simon

Founder, Scare Your Soul

Scott Simon is a happiness entrepreneur, speaker, and founder of Scare Your Soul, a movement inspiring individual and global change through small acts of courage. He has spoken around the world, motivated people at schools and companies, given a TEDx Talk, co-founded a happiness incubator, and studied and worked with international thought leaders in the areas of courage and happiness.

ann averbach

Ann is deeply committed to helping others transform their lives through yoga. Founder of DiviniTree Yoga Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, Ann’s mission is to help build conscious community. She studied anthropology and Eastern religion at Northwestern University and has a masters degree in Education. Her classes are uplifting, creative, inspiring, and full of wisdom. She lives and breathes yoga and community, and is committed to helping yogis on the path of awakening to live more authentic lives that are in harmony with the earth. (You can also find Ann on bookretreats.com)

Ann has spent over 15 years committed to learning and teaching yoga in its many diverse forms all around the world. From the Himalayas to the Amazon and from Fiji to Kenya, Ann has been harvesting seeds of wisdom and weaving together a tapestry of transformational tools into her life and teachings. Known for her deeply spiritual and yet highly athletic classes.

The Investment

the investment

(all rates include luxury rooms and all meals, as well as all of our included activities during the course of our 7 days together).

  • 1. Large Luxury Jacuzzi Suite: $3750 per person (2 people per room - typically a couple)
  • 2 Rooms w/ Private Bathroom: $3400 per person (2 people per room)
  • 2 Rooms w/ Shared Bathroom: $3,200 per person (2 people per room)

A $500 Non-Refundable deposit is required in order to hold your space in Peru.

Space is limited to 16 adventurers and is invite only at this point. 

Scare Your Soul Ambassador Discount: $500

optional macchu picchu extension

Macchu Picchu extension will consist of approximately 2 more full days, and approximately an additional $500 USD. Prices and details to be confirmed. Indicate your interest on the application form and we will provide details.

terms & conditions

Please ensure you thoroughly review and understand the Terms and Conditions BEFORE applying to join us in Peru.

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Hope to See You There.